Elias Knubben finished his apprenticeship in metal construction with the artist Prof. Erich Hauser in Rottweil in 1999 , studied industrial design in Stuttgart at the Academy of Art and got his diploma in 2004.

Since 2005 he works as a designer in the department corporate bionic projects of the Festo AG & Co.KG. Beside this he works on his dissertation at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart under Prof. Werner Sobek. His key activities are the conceptual design and the project management of bionic projects.